For Immediate Release: March 2, 2011
ARLINGTON, Va.--Dr. Peter Warren Singer, author, senior fellow and director of the 21st Century Defense Initiative at the Brookings Institution, will speak on the science fiction and science reality of war in the 21st century, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 8 at the Office of Naval Research (ONR).
The event kicks off ONR’s Directorate of Innovation Winter 2010-2011 Distinguished Lecture Series.
Singer, author of the 2009 best-seller “Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century,” is considered one of the world's leading experts on changes in 21st-century warfare. He was named by the president to the Joint Forces Command's Transformation Advisory Group. Besides having written for a variety of publications and journals, Singer has also penned books on children at war and the privatization of war.
"Singer highlights the challenge ahead for the military: the technologists are advancing the state of the art at an ever-increasing pace, yet the doctrine and policies for use are lagging,” said ONR’s Director of Innovation Dr. Lawrence Schuette. “Lectures, such as Peter Singer’s, are critical to the discussion, as it will bring a mix of technologists, operators and policy-makers together.”
Questions about the event should be directed to Melody Cook at email@example.com or (703) 696-2924.
Non-ONR employees should pre-register by visiting: https://secure.onr.navy.mil/events/regdetail.asp?cid=720&code=4
ONR will also stream the event live via Defense Media Activity's Armed with Science website: http://science.dodlive.mil/.
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